Markley’s Fevered Brain: By Crom! There are Good Books Out There!


by Wayne Markley

While it may come as surprise to most people outside of the comic book world, and most likely to a number of comic book fans, there are a number of genres of comics aside from superheroes. There are younger readers, there are barbarians, and there is crime, just to name a few. If you are willing to read more than just American comics, there is a whole world of genres, in both European comics and in Manga, where there is almost a book on every subject matter you could imagine. But in this column we are going to look at a handful of genres with books I think are well worth reading and of your time and money.


Roger’s Comic Ramblings: A Difficult Question

100 Bullets Vol. 1

by Roger Ash

So, I’m at a party Friday night at which I don’t know most of the people. I strike up a conversation with a friendly couple and we’re soon joined by another couple and have a fun conversation about TV and movies (apparently I’m missing out by never having seen The Wire. Guess I’ll check that out.). In the course of talking with one of the guys, it comes out that I work for Westfield and he asked me what sounds like a simple question: “Are there any comics you’d recommend?” This, or variations on it, is the most common question I get about comics and it’s a more difficult question than it appears. The quick reaction would be to start listing comics I like, but that’s not necessarily helpful. Let me explain.